It’s January and you have big goals for this race season!  Maybe you are targeting the Breck 100 Ultra, the RME State Championship Series or your first XC race.  Regardless of your goal you want to start training now.  The first RME race is in early May and that may seem like a long way off, but starting now will get you prepared to nail your goals and come away satisfied with your result.   Deciding where to start in your training program is determined by your fitness level.  The worst thing … [Read more...]

Photo by Tomek Kaczmarek on Unsplash What happens to our bodies when we ride and race at high altitudes? If your coach has not prepared you for high altitude bike racing, then knowing the effects of altitude can help you with race day preparation. The effects of high altitude are well known and considerable. After our bodies reach around 7,000 feet above sea level, the saturation of oxyhemoglobin begins to plummet, this is known as hypoxia. While the Breckenridge 100 race begins at 9600 ft and … [Read more...]